Keeping Children Safe

At The Thetford Academy we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people.

To achieve this we ensure the continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding within our staff and volunteers.

We expect all our staff to undertake a full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. For further information on how we keep children safe, please see our safeguarding policy.

View our Safeguarding Policy hereIf you have any concerns about a safeguarding issue, please use the contact details below.

Safer Schools Partnership

The Thetford Academy works with Norfolk Police as part of its Safer Schools Partnership scheme to ensure the safety of pupils, staff, and the local community, and build positive relationships between pupils and the police.

A Safer Schools Partnership Officer visits the school regularly to take part in assemblies and lessons on topics such as internet safety, healthy relationships, and anti-social behaviour.

The Safer School Partnership also gives support where stdents are at risk of getting drawn into crime or anti-social behaviour.

For more information see the Safer Schools Partnership website:

Visit the Safer School Partnership website here


Peter Seadon - designated safeguarding lead

01842 754875

Dan Carter, Alison Ledger, Craig Skipp, Emma Greenaway - alternative safeguarding lead

01842 754875

Attendance officer

01842 754875 Ext 212 or 226

Norfolk County Council Children’s Services customer services helpline (duty team)

0344 800 8020

Local area designated officer (LADO)

01603 223473

Department for Education extremism concerns

020 7340 7264

Contact Numbers for Students and Parents during a period of school closure

CRISIS - 0337261800Child Line - 0800 1111 Child LineChildren’s SocietyFood BankKOOTHMINDSamaritansSocial Care Hub - (Choose option 2)National Health Advice LineNHS WebsiteNSPCCPolice - EMERGENCYPolice - Non EmergencyYoung Minds